Alumni Memory: Megan McPhaden, MJ ’18

Studying in the Savannahs

My lasting memory of J-School is the amazing opportunity I got to volunteer as a videographer in Arusha, Tanzania through the CMTS program. I spent three wonderful months traveling across the country producing videos to promote cultural tourism programs run by women on behalf of the Tanzania Tourist Board. The experience renewed my appreciation of high speed internet and electricity. It also taught me how to do more with less, strengthened my intercultural communication, and more importantly how to improvise in unexpected circumstances. All of these lessons have served me well in subsequent positions within the journalism industry. And while I don’t find myself in the wild savannahs of the Serengeti, I am charting new territory in the publishing industry as the Managing Editor of Cottage Life.” – Megan McPhaden (MJ ’18)

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